SPOA News

With nearly 300 members within the SPOA there is always something to report on. Here you will find all the past, present and future news stories from the Scottish Plant Owners Association.


Construction Workers Family Crisis Fund Appeal - The charity that supports our construction workers and their families are launching a crisis appeal…
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SPOA AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS, NOCN JOB CARDS HAVE IMPLEMENTED AN EMERGENCY COVID-19 CPCS CARD.
SPOA Terms and Conditions of Hire Briefing Note - Suspension of work on site: Shut down or Lock Down
The SPOA has been made aware of a Hire to Steal scam being operated across Scotland and the North of England
The SPOA business advice helpline is free for members, HR - TAX - H&S
THE SPOA IS PLEASED TO SEE THE UK GOVERNMENT RECOGNISES KEY WORKER STATUS FOR THOSE IN CRITICAL SECTORS. The guidance document released on 19/03/20…
SCOTPLANT 2020 is to be rescheduled due to the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The biennial showcase event for the Scottish plant…
The Scottish Plant Owners Association has been closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation and, as a consequence of the recent developments,…
The SPOA has written to the UK Goverment asking them to consider stopping the cut on the rebate of red diesel
With the upcoming introduction of the VAT Reverse Charge later in 2020 the Scottish Plant Owners Association has produced guidance to explain what…
SPOA are holding a Meeting of Members at Wirtgen Groups new facility on Arran road, Perth on the 24th March 2020. The evening is sure to be well…
69th Annual SPOA Dinner
Update as of 29/11/2019 on the fuel issues plaguing the industry
CITB has produced a summary of the plant grants available that have recently been sent to SPOA members via post.
SPOA asks members for support in collecting evidence regarding current fuel quality issues
SPOA has been inundated with complaints regarding the poor quality of Red Diesel being delivered causing rapid fuel filter blockages and in some cases…
SPOA recently held a dinner dance at Airth Castle in Falkirk on 25th October 2019. There were 200 people at the dinner and funds were raised on the…
Plans are in place to from The Plant Sector Representative Organisation (PSRO)
After identifying one of the main challenges that the UK construction industry is facing today as attracting young people into the trade, The Scottish…
SPOA hosts annual John Blackwood Trophy Glasgow Golf Tournament at Mar Hall Golf & Spa resort.
Around 60 people attended the SPOA Committee Meeting in Ayrshire on Tuesday 11th May 2019, which included a tour of member’s WH Malcolm’s impressive…
SPOA President Mark Anderson is pictured with Robert Taylor, WH Malcolm’s Operations Director, at the recent SPOA Committee Meeting which took place…
SPOA held their April area meeting, with around 60 people in attendance, at Perth Airport, where Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA), which SPOA…
£8,000 was raised to go towards St. Vincent's Hospice during our last Scottish Plant Owners Association meeting. Envelopes to place money inside were…
Quattro Group announced today that it has acquired AB 2000, the Glasgow-based plant specialist in a multi-million pound deal.

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